Author: Allan A. Murray
Title: Death Ships The loss of the Iron Chieftain and Iron Knight
Print Length: 124 pages
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
1942 was Australia’s grimmest year in World War II. It was a year of crisis, a year of danger and a year of dread and the Japanese submarines I-21 and I-24 were significant contributors. Japanese submarine attacks in June 1942 brought the War to the Australian people on the south-east coast for the first time. The submarine campaigns off Australia’s south-east coast in 1942-43 were not on the scale of the Battle of the Atlantic but for Australia, these were the most comprehensive and widespread attacks the nation had ever experienced. Allan Murray describes in detail the loss of the SS Iron Chieftain and Iron Knight and sets their sinking in the context of Japanese strategy in 1942-43 and Australia’s response.